The MedWet cartoon
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The MedWet cartoon

Created at the occasion of the Ramsar COP 12 in Uruguay, the cartoon is ready to be downloaded and shown in each country by any partner willing to show the services that Mediterranean wetlands are providing.

MedWet, with the help of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, produced a three minutes cartoon depicting the priceless services that healthy wetlands can provide despite they are facing many challenges in the Mediterranean region.

Summary:

Wetlands are one of the planet’s greatest and most misunderstood natural resources. Not simply a resource for fresh water, they function as the earth’s regulation system: like a buoy, wetlands protect the land and coasts from the impacts of extreme weather; like a fan, they keep the climate from fluctuating; and, like a sponge, they filter water and store it so that all forms of life can thrive. But today’s consumptive and resource-dependent lifestyles are threatening these priceless services. MedWet developed this cartoon in order to convey the importance of Mediterranean wetlands’ vital services.

To view and/or download the cartoon in English, click here

To view and/or download the cartoon in French, click here

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Video from Segolene Royal for MedWetCom12
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Video from Segolene Royal for MedWetCom12

The French Ministry of Ecology was the host of the 12th meeting of the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee (MedWet / Com 12) held in Paris from 7 to 10 February 2016 at the Palais de la Porte Doree.
The meeting brought together representatives of governments, national and international organizations, and wetland experts from all Mediterranean countries to adopt the Framework for Action 2016-2030 entitled “Wetlands for sustainable development in the Mediterranean region”.
On this occasion, the Minister Segolene Royal hosted the meeting by this video recalling the commitment of the Ministry to wetlands and the services they provide.
(Video in French)

Closure of the MedWet/Com 12, Mediterranean concert (part 2)
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Closure of the MedWet/Com 12, Mediterranean concert (part 2)

 

Concert tour in the Mediterranean, organized by the School of Mediterranean Music in Paris, under the direction of Wassim Ben Chaouacha, on the occasion of the closing of the MedWet/Com 12, 10th February 2016, in the auditorium of the Palais de la Porte Doree, Paris, France.

Cocktail – Hédi Jouini – Wassim Ben Chaouacha

Closure of the MedWet/Com 12, Mediterranean concert (part 1)
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Closure of the MedWet/Com 12, Mediterranean concert (part 1)

Concert tour in the Mediterranean, organized by the School of Mediterranean Music in Paris, under the direction of Wassim Ben Chaouacha, on the occasion of the closing of the MedWet/Com 12, 10th February 2016, in the auditorium of the Palais de la Porte Doree, Paris, France.

Parfum de Gitane – Anouar Brahem – Wassim Ben Chaouacha

 

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Formal Opening of the Mediterranean Agora
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Formal Opening of the Mediterranean Agora

MedWet organised a great Mediterranean presence during the Ramsar COP12 from 1-9 June 2015 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. MedWet organised a Mediterranean Agora to welcome all the delegates and observers in the best Mediterranean Style. This is the formal opening night of the first June 2015.

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The MedWet exhibition “Our wetlands our people”
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The MedWet exhibition “Our wetlands our people”

MedWet organised an exhibition of thirty colourful posters on the theme “Our wetlands, our people” for the occasion of the Ramsar COP12 event. Celebrating the beauty of Mediterranean wetlands and their people, the exhibition presents each of the 27 MedWet countries and entities, and posters are also reproduced in postcards with a small text behind explaining the positive relation between wetlands and people in English and French.
The exhibition is now available upon request to be travelling all over the Mediterranean countries.
(credit Leandro Borba, OCC)

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